How to buck the system if the community makes a
bad unpopular decision?
I ran across a question that was down voted 4 times as not important, but I could see that I did not understand the issue, so I asked clarifying questions. The end result is that we have what I think is a valuable question (and answer) with four down votes because four people did not take the time to try to understand the question. So my question about this question is how to handle the situation. Is there some way to request that a moderator clear the down votes so that this Q&A has an opportunity to be well received?
Assuming the moderator can override a community decision, what happens? By the way and (with what may seem obvious self promotion), shouldn't there be a badge or something for finding these
bad decisions? If the site objective is to raise good quality information and reduce bad then reversing a bad decision ought to be encouraged (?)
If as stated by bluefeet, there is no way for moderators to remove such votes, the question becomes should there be such a tool? Or am I just reading this wrong and bad decisions ought to work themselves out by other community members voting?
Take this question as another example. I think it is useful for people to understand this issue clearly but asking the question is itself unpopular. Which creates down votes that in turn discourage the question? I'm new here so I'm just trying to understand
the rules how the system works.